Northern Michigan University's automotive service technology program has renewed its accreditation to the master automotive service technician (MAST) level through the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. The program was ranked 10th nationwide earlier this year by bestschools.org.
Assistant Professor Randy Klitzke said this accreditation notes the university's dedication to teaching modern technology, having relevant tools and equipment and providing students with a learning context that meets high-quality safety standards.
“The ASE accreditation serves as the backbone of the program's integrity in providing students with the best opportunities for employment upon graduation,” said Klitzke. “Attainment of both a secondary and post-secondary accreditation by faculty and administration demonstrates the program's dedication toward student growth and success in meeting the needs of industry employers. Students should know that their curriculum meets the needs of industry across the nation and that the included skills training is relevant anywhere they might go.”
The ASE Education Foundation evaluates and certifies automotive training programs including both the NMU program and the secondary Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA) program that is facilitated at the Jacobetti Complex.
Find more information on NMU's automotive technology program here.